Pittsburgh is poised to update its online snow plow tracking program with a new global positioning system, officials said Wednesday. City Council unanimously approved a three-year, $1.4 million contract with Minnesota-based Quetica LLC in a preliminary vote. A final vote is expected on Tuesday. The company will provide fleet tracking, route optimization and navigation services for about about 120 plows. Read more at: https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14164829-74/pittsburgh-poised-to-invest-14-million-for-high-tech-snow-plowing-system  

Time to break out the snow shovels. With the first snowstorm of the season making its way through the Front Range on Sunday, Boulder residents once again are being reminded to clear their sidewalks of snow. Boulder requires residents to shovel their sidewalks 24 hours after the snow stops. The National Weather Service indicated the last recorded snowfall was at 1:54 p.m. Sunday, which means residents have until 1:54 p.m. today to clear their sidewalks. Read more here: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_32207835/boulder-residents-have-until-1-54-p-m

Leading up to a potential snow or ice storm there is much preparation that needs to be done. Knowing the weather forecast is one of the most important things to stay on top of snow fighting. Will My Smartphone App Tell Me What I Need To Know About the Storm? It’s 2018 and information is right at our fingertips. Smartphone weather apps are one of the most popular sources of forecast information these days. They are generally okay for deciding … Read more Why Weather Apps Are Bad for Snow Contractors

Many property managers and owners don’t understand why the industry relies on subcontractors. Here are answers to common questions that will calm customer fears. Read More Here:  http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/article/ll-090518-push-for-profit-all-about-subs/  

STILLWATER, Minn. – The MnDOT snowplow fleet will likely feature fewer new trucks this winter. The reason? Safety improvements at the Stillwater state prison. The death of a corrections officer inside the prison this summer has caused a big change in the state’s inmate work program, which is now having a ripple effect at MnDOT and even the DNR. MinnCor Industries, which has provided metal fabrication within the prison for decades, has announced that Stillwater inmates will no longer be … Read more Minnesota plow trucks delayed due to stop in prison labor programs after officer death

Halifax District RCMP are looking for a white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck with an attached snow plow that was stolen from a Windsor Junction business Halifax District RCMP are looking for a white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck with an attached snow plow that was stolen from a Windsor Junction business. They believe the truck, with a yellow Fisher V-plow, went missing from a parking lot on Greentree Ave. between Sept. 1 and 23. The truck has the Nova Scotia licence plate SNOW9. … Read more Snow plow thefts already starting – Look for license plate number SNOW9!

In a wooded area behind Peacham’s war monuments stands a small barn, long known as the roller barn. It is unremarkable in appearance except for its exceptionally wide double doors. It was built in the late 19th or early 20th century to store Peacham’s snow rollers when they were not in use. From about 1888 until 1938, snow rollers, hitched behind teams of horses or oxen, were used to pack down snow on Peacham’s roads to keep them navigable. Before … Read more Why move the snow when you can roll it? The snow rollers are a fantastic part of history

Travelers to South Africa were treated to an unusual sight earlier this month, as they got a chance to see wild animals frolicking in the snow, after an unexpected storm. Most people on safari would expect to see creatures like giraffes, elephants and antelope in the sunshine, over the grassy plains and arid landscapes that we associate them with. These creatures flourish in the dry heat of the country, but a freak September blizzard saw them playing in the snowfall. … Read more Giraffes and Elephants Welcome Snow in South Africa – Really – This is True! Not fake news

“The period between Christmas and New Year is looking interesting as there are likely to be some major low-pressure storm systems hitting the UK and these will clash with much colder air over the country bringing potentially crippling snowfalls and ice storms. Read More at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7320236/uk-weather-britain-could-be-hit-by-four-months-of-snow-in-coldest-winter-for-a-decade-after-heatwave/

Syracuse officials today announced a plan to clear snow from sidewalks in busy areas, including those along the city’s high-traffic arterials. The city will clear snow from 20 miles of sidewalks this winter, including most of James Street, South Salina Street and West Genesee Street. The plan is a breakthrough for city officials and lawmakers, who have wrestled for years with how to better clear sidewalks and enforce weak snow removal laws. City residents and advocates have long sought for a solution to … Read more Does Your City Clear Your Sidewalk of Snow and Ice? Syracuse Will!!